The provincial Liberals announced this week that it is cancelling plans to sign contracts for up to 1,000 megawatts of power from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to help keep rates down for consumers. BARRIE EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Liberal move a 'harsh call'

Hydro consumers won’t be forking over an additional couple of bucks after an announcement from the provincial Liberal government on Tuesday.

Alliston native Deanne Rose heads up field with the ball during an international friendly match, held in Toronto this past summer. PAUL GIAMOU/CANADA SOCCER

Canada's rising star

Four years ago, when the Canadian women’s soccer team defeated France to win Olympic bronze, Deanne Rose was just 13 years old.

Edwin Boyd, centre, was one of the leaders of a gang of robbers who preyed on banks, mostly in Toronto and Montreal. One day in 1951, members of his gang took on the Canadian Imperial Bank in Bradford, Ontario.

When the gang came north

The Boyd Gang was a group of notorious bank robbers back in the 1950s. Edwin Boyd was not the actual leader, but he was the Hollywood-handsome...